Work Area: Cartels

Romania sanctions agricultural machinery cartel

Romania’s antitrust authority has fined a pair of machinery producers and seven distributors a combined €26.5 million for fixing prices of agricultural equipment sold to EU-funded projects.

13 January 2021

Poland clamps down on fitness cartel

Poland's competition enforcer has fined eight fitness companies and six of their managers a total of €7.2 million for market sharing, marking only the second time it has fined individuals for an antitrust infringement.

12 January 2021

Canada shuts down criminal cartel probe

Canada’s antitrust watchdog has dropped a criminal investigation examining whether media companies Postmedia and Torstar unlawfully conspired to close down 36 local newspapers.

11 January 2021

Cartels controlling steel and cement sectors, Indian minister says

One of India’s top transportation officials has claimed that cartels are controlling prices in the steel and cement sectors.

11 January 2021

Court denies DOJ’s bid to block acquitted FX trader from using certain evidence

A New York federal judge has denied the Department of Justice’s request to block former Citigroup trader Rohan Ramchandani from using admitted trial exhibits in civil proceedings before another government agency.

11 January 2021

DOJ brings first criminal no-poach case

A federal grand jury has returned a two-count indictment against a surgical outpatient services company, marking the first time the Department of Justice has challenged an alleged agreement between two rivals not to solicit each other’s employees as a criminal violation of US antitrust law.

08 January 2021

Italian enforcer must analyse effects of by-object infringements, court rules

Italy’s highest administrative court has confirmed that the country’s competition watchdog failed to prove that Sky and Mediaset colluded with the national professional football league and its advisor over the assignment of broadcasting rights.

07 January 2021

Chile sanctions 14-year bus cartel

Chile’s specialist competition tribunal has fined 11 bus operators for colluding to restrict the number of buses in operation in two southern cities, despite the companies claiming that the country's government had endorsed their agreements.

06 January 2021

JFTC fines construction companies in maglev probe

Japan’s competition watchdog has imposed more than €34 million in fines on two major construction companies for conspiring to fix bids on tenders for the construction of a major magnetic levitation train line.

05 January 2021

Cement company receives deferred prosecution deal for DOJ cooperation

The Department of Justice’s antitrust division has agreed to defer prosecution of Argos USA after the company admitted to its role in a conspiracy to fix prices for ready-mix concrete.

05 January 2021

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